Revisioning Australia's war art : four painters as citizens of the 'global South'

Gough, P 2018, 'Revisioning Australia's war art : four painters as citizens of the 'global South'', Humanities, vol. 7, no. 37, 1, pp. 2-12.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Revisioning Australia's war art : four painters as citizens of the 'global South'
Author(s) Gough, P
Year 2018
Journal name Humanities
Volume number 7
Issue number 37
Article Number 1
Start page 2
End page 12
Total pages 11
Publisher M D P I AG
Abstract This pictorial essay explores a current collaborative creative project between four artist-academics working in Australia. The families of all four have served in the twentieth century's major conflicts and, more recently, each has been commissioned in Australia and the UK to serve as war artists. Collaboratively and individually they produce artwork (placed in national collections) and, as academics, reflect deeply on the heritage of conflict and war by interrogating contemporary art's representation of war, conflict and terror. The visual essay briefly examines the origins of their current collaboration and reflects on how Australia's war-aware, even war-like heritage, might now be re-interpreted not simply as a struggle to safeguard our shores, but as part of a complex, deeply connected global discourse where painters must re-cast themselves as citizens of the 'global South'.
Subject Art History
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Keyword(s) Contemporary art
Official War Artists
Australian War Memorial
Global South
DOI - identifier 10.3390/h7020037
Copyright notice © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license 4.0
ISSN 2076-0787
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